Announcements

Announcement: New Out-of-State Applicant Requirements as of January 1, 2020

As of January 1, 2020, there were changes to the requirements for out-of-state applicants. For full details, read the new BBS publication “Guide to LCSW Out-of-State Applicant Requirements” available at: 
https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/lcsw_guide.pdf.

For questions about these new requirements, contact the BBS through email at https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/bbs/contact.php

One of the new requirements for all out-of-state applicants ..Read More…

2020 Legislative Lobby Days: Earlybird Registration Ends Friday, January 31

Sunday & Monday, April 19 & 20, 2020
McClellan Conference Center & State Capitol, Sacramento

About Legislative Lobby Days
Legislative Lobby Days is a two-day event that educates students and professionals about important legislation affecting clients and the social work profession. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and get a “hands-on” lobbying ..Read More…

NASW-CA 2020 Annual Conference – Now Accepting Presenter Proposal Submissions

Social Workers Generations Strong

The National Association of Social Workers – California Chapter (NASW-CA) is now accepting proposals for 90-minute presentations covering a broad range of topics related to clinical practice issues for experienced practitioners. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.  We encourage our members to apply and share their expertise with other ..Read More…

Announcement: DHCS EXPANDS MEDI-CAL YOUNG-ADULT ELIGIBILITY, RESTORES BENEFITS, ADDS CHILDHOOD-TRAUMA SCREENING IN 2020

DHCS EXPANDS MEDI-CAL YOUNG-ADULT ELIGIBILITY, RESTORES BENEFITS, ADDS CHILDHOOD-TRAUMA SCREENING IN 2020

SACRAMENTO – Medi-Cal, California’s health care program for low-income individuals and families, will extend full coverage to tens of thousands of additional young adults statewide effective January 1, 2020, another step toward building a California for All.

The young adult expansion, included in ..Read More…

Registration Open for Upcoming Webinar: “Elevating “Social Care”: Social Work’s Role in Driving Healthcare Transformation”

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 2:30 – 3:30 pm EST

Presenters:

Tamara Cadet, Ph.D, LICSW, MPH, Associate Professor, Simmons University School of Social Work

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Chief Health Officer, Google

Robyn Golden, LCSW, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center

NASW Members: FREE | Nonmembers: $30 | Register Now!

A ..Read More…

RECAP: Recent BBS Announcements Regarding New Requirements Starting in 2020

As we prepare for 2020, BBS has made a few announcements in the last few weeks in regards to new laws going into effect starting January 1st. We’ve provided this easy-to-access recap with links for the most important recent announcements. Check it out:

On November 22, 2019, the Board of Behavioral Sciences announced the addition ..Read More…

ANNOUNCEMENT: Social Work Month 2020 Toolkit Now Available

Logo for Social Work Month 2020

Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2020 is:

Social Workers: Generations Strong

The theme has various meanings. As we enter a new decade it is important to look back and honor the ..Read More…

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